Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Maintenance Team Lead

    Job Locations US-MO-Joplin
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/23/2018 5:52 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Maintenance and Engineering
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Second Shift
  • Overview

    Working lead person: responsible for overseeing efficient operation of assigned work related to machine repair, preventive maintenance, building maintenance, and/or project development.


    • Oversee the activities of the maintenance team members in order to ensure housekeeping, safety standards, and scheduling requirements meet the company standards, including Good Manufacturing Practices (G.M.P.) and Good Sanitation Practices (G.S.P.)
    • Maintain the discipline of employees under their scope of responsibility, in accordance with established rules and regulations, recommending disciplinary action to the Maintenance Manager.
    • Follow through on work assignments given to shift crew, monitor progress and make task related decisions to meet quality and schedule requirements.
    • Work with the Maintenance Manager to keep accurate records of repair work and preventative maintenance work on equipment throughout the shift.
    • Keep records and communicate with MRO Buyer on spare parts used during the shift and repair items needed in order to make necessary inventory adjustments.
    • Train employees as required. Evaluate skills and performance of employees and make appropriate recommendations for improvement to the Maintenance Manager. Ensure team members follow all safety practices.
    • Make suggestions regarding improvements in shop methods, line efficiency, and scrap reduction.
    • Responsible for communication between maintenance manager, team leaders, and technicians, regarding work assignments and emergency repairs.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Minimum of 5 years maintenance work experience in a manufacturing, production or operation environment or a combination of education and experience to successfully perform and carry out the essential duties of the job.
    • Knowledge of basic fluid power, industrial electricity, mechanical components, PLCs, welding, machining, robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, etc.
    • Knowledge of preventative maintenance practices, plant operations and OSHA safety requirements.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact, lead and motivate team members.
    • Be able to recognize problem situations and take appropriate steps to resolve.


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